Time: January 12, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: The Beacon Sloop Club
Street: 2 Red Flynn Dr
Website or Map: http://www.beaconsloopclub.org
Phone: (845) 463-4660, (914) 879-1082
Event Type: free, lecture
Organized By: Alan Thomas
Latest Activity: Jan 9
The Beacon Sloop Club’s 2017 winter lecture series begins on Thursday January 12th at 7:00 pm with, Birds of the Hudson River – with Alan Peterson, at the Beacon Sloop Clubhouse, 2 Flynn Dr., Beacon NY (adjacent to the harbor, across from the train station).
The Hudson River estuary and the mid-Hudson valley are home to a wide variety of bird species, both migratory and year-round residents. There are nearly 200 breeding species in the valley, many in need of conservation and habitat protection. With the improvements in water quality many species that were near extinction or absent for many years have returned.
Bald eagles, herons, waterfowl, and other birds find the Hudson River a rich source of food. Many species live in the diverse habitat afforded by tidal marshes and mudflats. In their various roles, the birds are an integral part of the valley’s ecosystem.
Come join us for an interactive discussion about what birds there are to enjoy while you cruise the river and explore its shores.
Alan Peterson is currently co-education chairman of the Ralph T Waterman Bird Club of Dutchess County. A lifelong birder, he is a 19 year veteran of the New Jersey World Series of Birding with a Master’s Degree in zoology to go along with his DVM degree from Ohio State University in 1985.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit our website www.beaconsloopclub.org or call (845) 463-4660, (914) 879-1082